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AUSTRALIAN SECURITY INTELLIGENCE ORGANISATION ACT 1979 - SECT 34A

Director-General to report to Attorney-General--concealment of access

             (1)  If:

                     (a)  a warrant issued under this Division has ceased to be in force; and

                     (b)  during a prescribed post-cessation period of the warrant, a thing was done under subsection 25A(8), 27A(3C) or 27E(6) in connection with the warrant; and

                     (c)  the thing has not been dealt with in a report under subsection 34(1);

the Director-General must:

                     (d)  give the Attorney-General a written report on the extent to which doing the thing has assisted the Organisation in carrying out its functions; and

                     (e)  do so as soon as practicable after the end of that period.

             (2)  If:

                     (a)  a warrant issued under this Division has ceased to be in force; and

                     (b)  as at the end of a prescribed post-cessation period of the warrant, it is likely that a thing will be done under subsection 25A(8), 27A(3C) or 27E(6) in connection with the warrant;

the Director-General must:

                     (c)  give the Attorney-General a written report on the extent to which doing the thing will assist the Organisation in carrying out its functions; and

                     (d)  do so as soon as practicable after the end of that period.

Prescribed post-cessation period

             (3)  For the purposes of this section, each of the following periods is a prescribed post-cessation period of a warrant:

                     (a)  the 3-month period beginning immediately after the warrant ceased to be in force;

                     (b)  each subsequent 3-month period.



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